US 53 northbound lane closed through FridayU.S. Highway 53 northbound from Baxter Avenue to the Blatnik Bridge will be closed from today through Friday due to a sanitary sewer pipe break under the pavement.
Beginning noon today, U.S. Highway 53 northbound from Baxter Avenue to the Blatnik Bridge will be temporarily closed due to an unexpected sanitary sewer pipe break under the northbound pavement. The closure is expected to remain in place until noon Friday, April 5.
The Third Street ramp to the Blatnik Bridge will remain open. The inside U.S. Highway 53 southbound lane at the traffic signals near Grand Avenue will remain open for southbound traffic. The Hammond Avenue access to the Blatnik Bridge will be unaffected and remain open.
Motorists are encouraged to take alternate routes and plan accordingly. Directional signing will direct normal U.S. Highway 53 northbound to Interstate 535 northbound traffic (Blatnik Bridge) to take the alternative Belknap Street route.